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Balkans Gripped by Chaotic Monument-Building Boom

Hundreds of war memorials have been built since the Balkan conflicts, but some governments exert no control over how much public money is spent or whether new monuments provoke ethnic tensions.

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Ethnic Divisions Set in Stone

‘Hero’ fighters, massacre victims and alleged war criminals are being commemorated with new monuments across the former Yugoslavia, many of them reinforcing the disputes that originally led to the conflicts.

In Pictures

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Post-War Monuments in the Balkans

A photo gallery of statues and memorials across the former Yugoslavia, including tributes to guerrilla fighters, genocide victims, historical heroes, Hollywood actors and even a tin of canned beef.

Monumenti gallery produced in cooperation with forumZFD